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About us


The Royal Aeronautical Society is "the one multidisciplinary professional institution dedicated to the global aerospace community". The RAeS is the world's only professional body which caters for the entire aerospace community.

Throughout the world's aerospace community the name of The Royal Aeronautical Society is both well known and well respected. Indeed, the RAeS is justifiably proud of its members' range of disciplines, not just engineers and pilots, but also doctors, legal specialists, bankers, air traffic controllers, cabin crew, marketers, journalists, etc.


Anybody who is a professional within the aerospace industry can belong to the RAeS and indeed many of them do. The aerospace industry is global and The Royal Aeronautical Society reflects this. Although centred in the United Kingdom, it has members in almost 100 countries worldwide.

Find out more about the Royal Aeronautical Society here.

Solent Branch


The objects and responsibility of each Branch is to supplement locally the efforts of the Society: to support and maintain the highest professional standards in all aerospace disciplines; to provide a unique source of specialist information and a local forum for the exchange of ideas; and to exert influence in the interests of aerospace in both the public and industrial arenas. Branch events are open to all with a shared interest in aviation. Branches are the regional embodiment of the Royal Aeronautical Society. They represent a vital mechanism for the delivery of membership benefits and provide a global platform for the dissemination of aerospace information.

The Solent Branch serves serves RAeS interests for the Southampton and Portsmouth regions. Non-members of the RAeS are encouraged to attend and will receive a warm welcome at all Branch lecture evenings.

Solent Branch Committee Membership

If you are enthusiastic about aerospace and are committed to ensuring the Solent Branch continues to offer and interesting and varied programme for its members, please contact us now to join the Committee.  All Committee members are volunteers.  Simply contact the Branch Secretary at, contact us through the website or come along to our AGM in May 2023 at Solent Sky Museum.

Sign up to our newsletter


Since GDPR the branches do not hold mailing lists but they are held by the main society and are not accessible to the branch. 

If you are a member the easiest way is to follow the link and login to the main society webpage membership page (  Once logged in you can find the Solent Branch and tick the box to receive the newsletter via email. 

It may be worth checking your junk mail folder because the newsletter comes from a bulk emailer (Dotdigital).

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